People all over the U.S. were posting about either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Facebook during Election Day. But buzz about ballots wasn’t limited to the 50 states. Facebook released statistics Wednesday showing that the U.S. presidential election was popular in Canada, the U.K., and Australia.
Wondering how you can help those affected by Hurricane Sandy? Facebook can help. The American Red Cross has been using its Facebook page to post information about shelters, as well as to accept donations for the cause. The social network also reminded its users on the East Coast that posting status updates on Facebook from mobile devices is a quick and easy way to let loved ones know they are safe.
Facebook recently celebrated a major milestone: 1 billion users. On Friday, the social network reached out to some of the most influential Facebook users in politics, asking lawmakers what they could do with the unified force of a billion people.
The dust has settled after the first presidential debate in Denver Wednesday night, and the Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter has fresh insights on the melee in the Mile High City that are posted on the U.S. Politics on Facebook page.
Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook really likes Washington, D.C. Now Facebook is teaming up with fellow online giants Google, Amazon, and eBay to form The Internet Association, which claims that it will lobby to “advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect an open, innovative, and free Internet.”
Greg Maurer will join Facebook’s office in Washington, D.C., as director of public policy, and Susan Gonzales, who has been working as a full-time consultant for the social network since August, took on the title of head of community engagement.
Three days before Veterans Day, Facebook is already honoring the holiday with a livestreamed event announcing three new ways that the military and their families can best use the social channel to connect and communicate during long deployments.
Here’s an interview with a social media strategist for Republican Congressman Gregg Harper of Mississippi.
As Hurricane Irene bears down on the southeast U.S., government agencies and disaster relief groups are including Facebook in their readiness plans for natural disasters and other potential hazards.
A virtual march on our state capital, via Facebook, is set to begin on Wednesday, organized by veterans who are up in arms about possible compensation and benefits cuts.